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Compound Microscopes

Compound Microscopes

Ceti's Compound Microscopes deliver fantastic images.

They use a lens (called the objective lens) close to the object (generally mounted on a microscope slide) being viewed to collect light which focuses a real image of the object inside the microscope.

That image is then magnified by a second lens or group of lenses (called the eyepiece) that gives the viewer an enlarged image of the object.

The use of a compound objective/eyepiece combination allows for much higher magnification, reduced chromatic aberration and exchangeable objective lenses to adjust the magnification. A compound microscope also enables more advanced illumination setups, such as phase contrast.